It really is a miracle that this mosaic survived the abuse of centuries. Here you can learn how the Byzantine Institute of America found the mosaics, uncovered and restored them for us to see today.
The Up-to-Date Waitress - written by Janet McKenzie-Hill; who was born in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1852 and was a famous author, cooking instructor and lecturer on domestic science.
McKenzie-Hill graduated from the Boston Cooking School where Fannie Farmer was assistant principal. The author published many books on cookery and domestic home care including “Cooking for Two: A Handbook for Young Housekeepers” in 1908. She died in 1933.
This book was published in 1908 and is an amazing historical record for those interested in the history of day-to-day life in the era of Downton Abbey.